Leading vs. Managing: A False Choice
"I am not rejecting the distinction between leadership and management, but I am saying that the best leaders do something that might properly be called a mix of leadership and management. At a minimum, they lead in a way that constantly takes into account the importance of management. Meanwhile, the worst senior executives use the distinction between leadership and management as an excuse to avoid the details they really have to master to see the big picture and select the right strategies."
12 Things Good Bosses Believe
"My success â€” and that of my people â€” depends largely on being the master of obvious and mundane things, not on magical, obscure, or breakthrough ideas or methods."